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Her father, also called John and also an alcoholic actor, abandoned Drew and her mother when Drew was a baby and shuffled in and out of jail on drugs charges, eventually dying of cancer six years ago.
In her first foray into television, Drew Barrymore portrays Sheila, one half of a mild-mannered suburban couple (with onscreen husband Timothy Olyphant) selling real estate and raising their teenage daughter.
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Drew Barrymore has been in the public eye for so long now, it seems scarcely possible that she is still only 35.
"It really is about the tone you set, and you can talk until you're blue in the face, but kids watch what you do every single day of your life, all day long, and that behavior and that example and that love and community and honesty is just, I think, what's making everything feel safe for my kids," she said.
"And that's really the intention I had as a parent — how do my kids have this incredible sense of, like, freedom inside their heart, because they know I've got them and their dad's got them and the [rest of their family]."She continued, "I got two families.
Throughout it all, she has had to negotiate the tricky terrain of her family’s personal history.
Her grandfather, the legendary screen actor John Barrymore, starred in more than 60 films before alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver led to his death at the age of 60.
Barrymore has primarily focused on film, but she has been involved in various TV projects in her career.
I went from, like, zero to two and it's a miracle and a blessing, and we do it in a way that I think a lot of other people are probably doing it too and sometimes, again, the road is different than what you tried to make it or what you expected and you just figure it out and figure it out with grace."During her chat with De Generes, Barrymore also recounted a recent — and quite emotional — trip to Disney World with her little girls.
"We went to Disney World, which is such a dream come true for any family.
But I just find bitter people really un-fun, you know? ’Not Drew, it seems, who, despite her family’s dysfunction and the drink and drug problems of her youth, is about as fun an individual as one is likely to meet in Hollywood.
Since she burst into the public’s consciousness at the age of seven as the adorable Gertie in ET (director Steven Spielberg was her godfather), she has progressed from precocious child star to wild child to award-winning actress and one of Hollywood’s most successful female producers.